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View Poll Results: My preferred go-to-ground setup when there's no place to hang is:
Use hammock as ground bivy 5 22.73%
Use alternate, separate bivy or UL tent carried for this scenario 5 22.73%
Use a mat/pad/debris along with already carried tarp 11 50.00%
Other, I'll explain in thread 1 4.55%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-08-2012, 09:07 AM
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Going to ground when there's no place to hang hammock

What method of ground camping do (would) you use when there's no place to hang? [Consider this scenario in the context of a night or two in the midst of a hammock camping backpacking trip.]

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Old 08-08-2012, 10:19 AM
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most of the time i'll just use the a pad and tarp if i'm hammocking and forced to ground-sleep.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:56 PM
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Going to ground is pretty common when hammock camping.

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Old 08-11-2012, 10:20 AM
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I have never had to go to the ground here in Oregon. But if I was going somewhere where I thought it NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:10 PM
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:54 AM
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This past weekend was my first try at hammocking overnight (since my first try when I was 16) and I NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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